Raiders at Chiefs: Raider Rants Keys to the Game

Last week, the Oakland Raiders surprised many of the naysayers–including this one. From the start of their battle with San Diego until the end, the Raiders played so well that many left game concluding that they ‘should have’ won. Some have even considered the loss a victory of some sort.

One person not looking at it that way is Raiders’ head coach Tom Cable. “We have nothing to be confident about other than our effort Monday night,” said Cable on Friday to reporters. The key word from that statement is “effort.” There’s nothing in that statement about a win of any sort.

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September 20, 2009
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Raiders' trio of backs still nameless

Justin Fargas, Michael Bush, Darren McFadden, and even Louis Rankin–regardless who the Raiders have in the backfield, that back can make the defense pay for any mistakes it might commit.

There’s only one problem. The Raiders can only start one of them at a time.

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September 19, 2009
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Chargers at Raiders: Raider Rants Keys to the Game

It’s that time of year again, the time when Raider Nation’s hopes are up and the Raiders are tied for the best record in the NFL–at 0-0.

After a rather quiet offseason, the Raiders began to make moves to shore up their run defense after they’d completed all of their OTA’s. First, they signed Greg Ellis prior to camp. Ellis, the former Dallas Cowboys linebacker was promptly put into Derrick Burgess’ left defensive end position.

Soon after the start of training camp, Derrick Burgess was traded to the New England Patriots for a third-round and a conditional fourth-round draft choice in 2010.

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September 13, 2009
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Oakland Raiders draft grade: too soon to tell

As you might have already heard from your local or national sports network, the Oakland Raiders didn’t fare too well over the weekend. That’s a rather hasty rush to judgment since you never know how well a team has actually done in the draft until three years later.

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April 27, 2009
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